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“Grand City Tour of LA!”
Review of Starline Tours

Starline Tours
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$49.00*
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Los Angeles Hop-on Hop-off Double Decker Bus Tour
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$165.00*
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Universal Studios Hollywood with Transport
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$60.00*
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Movie Stars' Homes Tour
Ranked #40 of 252 Tours in Los Angeles
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed February 18, 2014

We paid $75 each for this tour crossing our fingers that it would be worth it. It was free pick-up from our hotel which was great and the driver picking us up to go to the tour even gave us information! Then when we got there we waited shortly and got on our double decker bus. We stopped everywhere. The bus was a bit noisy so we couldn't hear as well as we'd like to. Our tour guide Jonathan was awesome though! He would make sure everybody got off and got on just in time for our stops. We went for a weekend trip so we really needed to see all of LA before leaving. And we did! The tour guide even took pictures for people and was really helpful. Easy to keep up with the group and lots of time to explore. The tour was 5 1/2 hours which was lovely and we felt we got our money's worth. The only complaint is the actual bus. It seemed kind of old and the air conditioning wasn't too great. Would've been better with an open roof or something where you could see more of the outside. Otherwise GRAND tour!

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Reviewed February 16, 2014

Great tour, informative, great tour guide (forgot his name - he was an older man and very friendly). I did the L.A. City, Movie Stars' Homes & Beach Tour (Morning Tour). I would have given it 5 stars if we had spent more time at the beaches :)

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Reviewed February 16, 2014

The cost of the Hop On/Hop Off bus ticket is very expensive and definitely not worth the money unless you want to stay ON the bus the entire route. Each route is 1 1/2 to 2 hours with the last boarding time around 6:45 - 8:00 pm. There is not enough time to get off the bus at the various stops and see everything you want to see, shopping or dining without running out of time to get back to your original boarding location. My husband and I spent a very cold 3 hour round trip to Santa Monica in the dark and mist without seeing a thing! We had to sit in the enclosed part of the bus and the windows are not clear. After purchasing a 48 hr pass we could only use 24 hours. Don't waste your money and find an alternative around LA.

2  Thank Sandy W
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

The bus tour is the way to go for first time visitors. The double decker buses are fun and clean. The narration along the way gives a little historical perspective. The buses are about every twenty minutes and it was easy to get off and back on. Staff were friendly and courteous. The roof top seating allows you to feel the sunshine in your face while relaxing.

Thank Kathy T
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Reviewed February 15, 2014

We took the 2 hour tour around hollywood homes, it was great value for money and our driver Andrew Williams couldn't have been better. Really entertaining and knowledgeable guide. Got everyone involved... We saw some great sights, well worth doing!

Thank Nicky C
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